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Table 2 Women’s answers to the open-ended question: " Why do you prefer to have the baby by vaginal delivery?"

From: Women’s preferences and mode of delivery in public and private hospitals: a prospective cohort study

  Public sector (N = 183) Private sector (N = 160)
n (%) n (%)
It is natural 65 (34.7 %) 82 (44.8 %)
The recovery is faster/better 42 (21.1 %) 40 (21.9 %)
Fear/avoidance of surgery 25 (12.6 %) 25 (13.7 %)
Feel childbirth/Experience delivery 30 (15.1 %) 19 (10.4 %)
Less painful 18 (9.0 %) 2 (1.1 %)
Safer 8 (4.0 %) 4 (2.2 %)
Better care of the baby after delivery 6 (3.0 %) 4 (2.2 %)
No scar 8 (4.0 %) 0 (0.0 %)
It is nicer 3 (1.5 %) 0 (0.0 %)
Shorter hospital admission 3 (1.5 %) 0 (0.0 %)
Don’t know 0 (0.0 %) 3 (1.6 %)
Other reason 33 (18.0 %) 26 (16.2 %)
  1. Categories are not mutually exclusive